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History of Photography Lecture: Brenton Hamilton
Dorothea Lange – Compassionate Documentary and Social Change in the 1930’s
Wednesday, October 13: 2:30-4:00pm PST
$25 / purchase your ticket below, space is limited.

Dorothea Lange is one of America’s most important photographers. Her work, especially her approach to her subjects, was a compassionate gesture toward Americans and the American psyche in the 1930’s. She sought societal change and empathy toward the plight of her subjects at a certain time in our history

Historian Brenton Hamilton will present Lange’s work and give analysis and place her work within American society in the 1930’s. Join us !


Brenton Hamilton is a working artist using photography, especially devoted to the use of 19th century photography methods in experimental ways. He has devoted his career to the history and practice of cyanotype, gum bichromate and platinum as base materials for his stories and images within his personal work, which is frequently embellished with gold and silver and paint.

In addition to his practice, Hamilton is an educator at the Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, Maine and has taught these materials and methodologies for nearly 30 years to hundreds if not thousands of students. He has an MFA in photography, exhibits regularly and is a full time instructor working with students in darkroom techniques, the history and development of photography as a cultural force, and many disciplines within photography’s scope. A 25 year retrospective monograph highlighting Hamilton’s work has just been released in 2020. The essay was written by the critic, Lyle Rexer. To order A Blue Idyll, Hamilton’s beautiful book, visit his website >


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